Specifically designed for packaging design and production Formech’s TF series represents a cost effective and compact alternative to high speed in-line machines.

Capable of processing reel materials up to 1.8mm and sheet materials up to 6mm, with plug assist as standard the TF is a highly versatile machine.

From chocolate trays to automotive interiors Formech’s TF series can adapt to a diverse number of applications. TF Series advancements include ‘FCV’ (Formech Cycle View) control interface with 10” high resolution touch-screen.

Machine cycle status is clearly visible at a glance and all parameters can be adjusted in real time without interrupting the current cycle. By working closely with TF customers all over the world Formech has developed an intuitive, graphically driven interface suitable for operators at all experience levels.

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Spec sheet TF Series

10" Colour HMI/PLC featuring Formech Cycle View (FCV)

Wago control system with 10" colour touch screen, real time adjustments, 1% heater increment control, Formech Cycle View and 40 preset memories.

Reel Feed

Assembly to hold reel materials.

Plug Assist with Speed Regulator

Pneumatically powered plug assist forces the heated material into the tool cavities to increase the thickness of material at the bottom of the cavities.

Ceramic Heaters

Ceramic heaters are well suited for high volume production when heaters are engaged for long periods and constant temperature must be maintained.

16 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

Sixteen heating zones provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials.

Pneumatic Heater Drive

Heavy duty pneumatically powered heater travel provides precise and rapid heater deployment, whilst braking prevents element damage.

Pneumatically Powered Clamping Frame

Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.

Pneumatic Table with Regulator

Precise table speed control.

Table Height Adjust

Table height adjust shortens the tool table travel when using shallow tools and reduces cycle time.


Pre-stretch enables the user to pump air into the heated sheet, creating a bubble to avoid thinning of material with deeper tools.


Avoids material sag during the heating cycle and maintains an even distance between heater and sheet whilst providing the user with an audible indication the material is ready to form.

Vacuum Flow Regulator

Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.

Vacuum Receiver Tank

A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.

Vacuum & Pressure Gauges

A visual indication of consistent vacuum and pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).

Safety Light Curtain

Protects users from accidental injury by halting all mechanical actions when light curtain is broken.

Twin Cooling Fan System

Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.

0 Ring Clamp Seal with Milled Recess

The silicone ‘O’ ring is inserted into a milled recess that runs all around the edge of the forming aperture. The plastic sheet is then placed on top of the seal and the clamping frame is brought down to clamp the material tightly as the ‘O’ ring is compressed.

Oil filled rotary vane pump 18m3 / hr

Multi User Pin Access Control

The supervisor of the machine can choose and determine a level of access for the different operators.

Forming area (mm/inches)
700 x 500mm / 27.5 x 19.7" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
750 x 540mm / 29.5 x 21.2" 
Max depth of draw
350mm / 13.8" 
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
3677mm / 144.8" 
2576mm / 101.4" 
2600mm / 102.4" 
1150kg / 2534lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
380-415V / 32A 
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
208-220V / 40A 
Power Consumption
Air Requirements
87 PSI / 6 bar 

Negative Gate for Clam Shell and Female Tools

Any part of a vacuum forming that is formed below the height of the aperture plate rather than above the aperture plate is referred to as a female or negative forming. If using a reel feed the formed female/negative items will catch on the right hand side of the table box unless there is a negative gate that can descend to allow the material to travel through the machine.

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.

Spray Mist

Spray mist is combined with cooling fan systems (when fitted) to shorten cooling time.

Cooling Bolster

A water cooled plate to directly cool and regulate aluminium tool temperature for consistent and faster cycle times.

Heating Pyrometer

Sensor to provide accurate sheet temperature feedback and send heaters back upon reaching target temperature (except on the 686 and 1372 where it gives a digital readout). Emergency air storage tank supplies cooling continuity on shut-down to protect pyrometer.

Cooling Pyrometer

Sensor to provide accurate sheet temperature feedback and initiate mould release upon reaching target temperature.

Twin Heater Upgrade

Top and bottom heaters to form demanding materials and decrease cycle times

Cooling System Upgrade

Additional cooling power that cools formed material and reduces cycle times and cool.

Servo Plug Assist

This feature can be used for more demanding applications, where multiple position and speed control descent to the millimetre can be achieved consistently.

Servo Table

This feature has the same accuracy and control as the servo electric plug assist where speed control assent and descent to the millimetre can be achieved consistently.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

FA Remote Connectivity

A secure and safe connection to the machine from a remote location (from another site, a desk location within the same site or from a different country)

Featured Customers

  • Nestle (Chocolate & Confectionary Packaging – Switzerland)
  • Floreal (Chocolate & Confectionary Packaging – Italy)
  • Co-Packing (Contract Packaging – Germany)
  • Playmobil (Packaging – Malta)
  • Imperial Packaging (Contract Packaging– Malta)
  • CGL Pack (Contract Packaging – France)
  • Interform (Trade Former – UK)
  • AVX Corporation (Electronics Packaging - USA)
  • Albea (Cosmetics Packaging – Mexico)
  • Dourdin (Automotive Production - France)
  • Durden (Automotive Production – Turkey)
“We purchased a Formech TF686 forming machine to support our R&D activities for one of our prominent multinational customers. Upon delivery, Formech provided on-site setup & training. Any additional support needs we had were quickly met and the staff always endeavoured to respond quickly to any queries. On a whole, our experience with Formech was a pleasant & professional one. ”
Nick Fenlon - Tegan, Ireland
“We had an old machine from 1963 for our prototype workshop. It was time to change so we first made some tests with Formech machines and after close evaluation we finally selected the Formech TF750 with Negative feature. The settings are quite easy and reproducible and tool change is fast. We especially like the automatic mode for small series of hundreds of parts. After one year, we are now in the process of buying another TF in the group.”
Benoît Blum, Technical Manager - CGL PACK, France

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